With a Conservative press officer accidentally forwarding Scrapbook an email revealing a strategy to “just ignore” awkward questions about a murder arrest warrant for a Tory councillor in Lancashire, the identity of the intended recipient, cited in the email as ‘TC’, has remained a mystery: But a reader has been in touch to suggest a possible candidate.  The Conservatives’ […]

The Independent have, to use the vernacular, torn lobbyists Bell Pottinger a new one this morning with a hidden camera laying bare their pitch to undercover journalists. Posing as representatives of Uzbek president Islam Karimov, whose repertoire includes boiling his political opponents alive, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism recorded the spinners’ boasts of access to […]